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CBS
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
that the united states has built have been tayloreded to support operations in iraq and afghanistan. that force will have to change as the united states focuses increasingly on the pacific where distances are greater and it will face far more sophisticated potential adversaries, here to talk about the future of the sprawling network is the deputy chief of staff for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, lieutenant general larry james. welcome to the program. >> thanks good to be here. >> let's start off first before we get into the future of f that. all eyes are on the operation that are going on in mali and said that the united states is supporting that through intelligence and other means. what can you tell us about the support the united states is giving the mission. >> i didn't get into operations and support at this time. i would refer you to th secretary of defense's comments and the things he has said to date and it's in flux as we work our way through this situation, but he will take the lead on that. >> let me go to the issue of just al-qaeda in general. the end product is track
FOX News
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
legislation and then it petered off. we put so much time and attention into iraq and afghanistan, trying to make sure that we secured our people there, we sent a lot of our diplomatic security personnel there. and so, what we had a slowdown over a number of years in our ability to build new facilities and now the latest arb is saying let's get back and do this again because there's no substitute for it. >> i'm almost out of time, madam secretary. when did you aware of ambassador stevens' request and how do you respond to it and did he ever personally ask you to be involved? >> no, no, and-- >> and any of the requests, cables having to do with security did not come to my attention. >> you are one of our great secretaries of state whether it is leading efforts to enforce sanctions on iran, your work supporting women's rights around the world, engaging with civil society and restoring and maintaining american influence in a very difficult era. i would have thought your last hearing would be your chance to give us some advise for what to do over the next four years and beyond. i take serious
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
and attention into iraq and afghanistan, trying to make sure we secured our people there. we sent a lot of diplomatic security personnel there. so we had a slow down in the ability to build new facilities and the latest is saying let's get back and do this again and there is no substitute for it. >> i'm almost out of time. when did you become aware of the request and how did he respond and did he personally ask you to be involved? >> no. any of the requests and any of the cables having to do with security did not come to my attention. . >> mr. sherman from california. >> madam secretary, it's a shame before the committee. i would have thought that the last appearance would be a chance for us to review your outstanding record as one of the great secretaries of state whether it be leading efforts to enforce sanctions on iran. your work supporting women's rights around the world and engaging with civil society and restoring and maintaining influence in a very difficult era. i would have thought that your last hearing would be a chance to give us advice for what to do-ovdo over the next fou
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 11:00am PST
serving on the front lines in iraq and afghanistan for the past ten years. as of today, look at this number. 152 female service members have lost their lives, they have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. and at least 958 more wounded. in all, 292,000 women deployed to iraq and afghanistan. joining me now our special panel, a former marine corps captain, executive director of the service women's action network, a woman to file class action lawsuit to challenge the military's ban on women in combat. also military analyst retired army come cell jack jacobs, a recipient of the national medal of honor and michael smerkonish with us. it's a great pleasure to have you on. when this news came out yesterday to the fact that we would have this announcement from secretary panetta, the discussions right away went in the direction of is this the right decision. i know you believe this is the right decision. >> absolutely. this was the right decision. and we have been waiting for years and many of my sisters in arms waiting for decades for this decision and women have fought in the u.s.
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
have served in iraq afghanistan. nearly 1,000 have been wounded in action. one of those is now a democratic congresswoman from the state of illinois. she can tell you that combat is already a reality. >> i did lose my legs in a bar fight. i was sure i was in combat. >> joining me now retired army general. what is your reaction to this latest development? >> i think it is a great initiative and long overdue. and i'm kind of curious, i'm very curious about the timing of it. and the implementation. they need to make it retro active back to at least 2002 when women were already serving. there was no question about physical capabilities then as they were attaching women to these fighting units. but waiting for three years what happens in thee years that has not happened in the last 7 or 8? they need to recognize them officially that they served in combat. and move ahead from here. there are certainly men who won't pass the qualification tests as there will be women who don't pass the tests. there will be women who accell and men who accell in these situations. maybe there have been
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
all the time you spent in iraq and afghanistan and the number of trip you made, what are the numbers? >> guest: a lot of time in disr a lot more time in iraq an afghanistan. for the book i did four trips to afghanistan. a good chunk of -- i think i spent four of my last five christmases or four of the last six christmases in either baghdad or kabul or around that time. it's been since 2005 i've been it's been my life. c-span: you're old? >> guest: i'm now 31. it's been a long decade. c-span: your college was? >> niu. yu c-span: studied what? >> guest: english to certify me to join the work force. my last semester at nyu work forking free to carry news international. glarn you say in your book that there are 27,000 working pr people in the pentagon spending $4.7 billion a year. 27,000? where do you get that number? >> guest: it's a number that includes -- it's a broader number not just sort of the propaganda folks. but advertising but everyone shaping the message from the pentagon. it goes from software programs and social media, there's been a recent example where the army is using a
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 4:30am EST
: for the past ten years, u.s. military women have served on the front lines in both iraq and afghanistan, but never allowed in direct ground combat roles. lifting the 20 year ban against women in combat will ultimately put them directly in the heat of battle. it opens some 237,000 combat positions to women. women will be assigned to roles communication, logistics and drivers. gradually, they'll work closer to battle as medics are. before they become infantry troops. women have paid the ultimate price of war. 152 u.s. military women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. tammy duckworth lost both of her legs as an army helicopter pilot in iraq. she says lifting the ban will level the playing field. >> you can make it to a general, for example, without an arms combat command at the brigade or battalion level. and this allows them into half of that command time. >> reporter: at first, women would have to volunteer for combat duty and meet the same physical standards faced by men. >> well, it has to. the standard doesn't change just because they're a woman. >> reporter: but is the militar
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
in both iraq and afghanistan. but never allowed in direct ground combat roles. lifting the 20-year ban against women in combat will ultimately put them directly into the heat of battle. it opens some 237,000 combat-related positions to women. initially, women will be assigned to combat support roles, communications, logistics and as drivers. gradually, they'll work their way closer to battle as medics, corpsmen and manning artillery before they become combat infantry troops. despite the combat ban, women have paid the ultimate price of war. 152 u.s. military women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. congresswoman tammy duckworth lost both her legs as an army combat helicopter pilot in iraq. she says lifting the ban will level the playing field for women. >> it's more to make it to a general, for example, without a combat arms command at the brigade or the battalion level. and this will now allow women to have those -- some of that command time. >> reporter: at first, women would have to volunteer for combat duty. and meet the same physical standards faced by men. >> well, they ha
LINKTV
Jan 24, 2013 5:30am PST
iraq and afghanistan. >> it was myself and the others and the company. >> 800 u.s. women have been wounded in iraq and afghanistan. more than 130 have died, including jennifer. >> i do not want them to forget her. i think probably everybody feels that way -- every parent feels that way. the sacrifices she made an the other is that still do. >> in many ways what will be announced will not be new to the 200,000 women who serve in the military. many have seen combat, train for it, worked near the battlefield. now they would get the official credit for it, opening up the possibility of promotions and better pay. patty, heyne, al jazeera, washington. >> the gap between japan's exports and imports has been higher than it has ever been. from 1979 until 2012, the coverage has an average trade surplus of $7 billion. in 2008, following a record surplus the year before, surplus remained high at $23 billion. but it was the beginning of the downward trend, in 2011, vote in which japan posted a trade deficit of $29 billion. now a new record in the red for 2012. the world's third biggest economy
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 2:30am PST
at the front lines in both iraq and afghanistan. but never allowed in direct ground combat roles. lifting the 20-year ban against women in combat will ultimately put them directly into the heat of battle. it opens some 237,000 combat-related positions to women. initially women will be assigned to combat support roles, communications, logistics and as drivers. gradually, they'll work their way close to the battle as medics, coremen and manning artillery before they become combat infantry troops. despite the ban, women paid the ultimate price of war. 152 u.s. military women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. congresswoman tammy duckworth lost both her legs as an army combat helicopter pilot in iraq. she says lifting the ban will level the playing field for women. >> in order to make it to a general, for example, without a combat arms command at the brigade or a battalion level. this will now allow women to have some of the command time. >> reporter: at first, women would have to volunteer for combat duty and meet the same physical standards faced by men. >> they have to. the standard
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 1:35am EST
to stay overnight. women for the past 10 years in iraq and afghanistan have been in ground combat. >> whoa. >> reporter: this was an explosion like that one that gave sergeant hunt her shrapnel wounds and burns. 130 american military women have been killed and 800 injured in iraq and afghanistan. the new policy opens 200,000 jobs to women from which they are currently excluded. physical standards will continue to apply and they have to carry a backpack that weighs 63 pounds. sometimes it weighs 100 pounds. but manning says the decision is a recognition. >> if what you have done has been good, it's helped the country, let's make it official. let's open it all to you. you've already proved you can do it. >> reporter: defense secretary is expected to make the official announcement tomorrow. cbs pentagon correspondent david martin reports they will have until may to formulate plans to make it happen, and then we'll have two and a half years after that to fully implement them. the end of 2015. anita. >> thank you, gary. >>> tempers flairing today as congressmen question hillary clinton about th
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 7:00am EST
,000, actually, over 200,000 have served in iraq and afghanistan. >> host: americans. >> guest: yeah, americans. >> host: and is that unusual? >> guest: yes. the iraq war in particular set a precedent historically. more women have served and been wounded and killed in the iraq war by around 2005, two years into the war already, than all the american wars put together since world war ii including afghanistan. so it was a huge, huge difference. one in every ten troops in iraq was a woman. >> host: did they serve in different capacities than they have served in the past? >> guest: yes. payoff the nature of the war, which is -- because of the nature of the war which is, base chi, a guerrilla war, the nature of all wars these days, there isn't a front line in our old-fashioned sense of having an area where the soldiers and the enemy will meet up and fight. that just doesn't happen anymore. wars -- battles take place in roads, in hospitals each if you're drive -- even if you're driving a truck full of toilet paper, you can be attacked. so because there's no front line, even if you're a combat support
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 5:30am EST
afghanistan, iraq, kosovo, and lebanon. mr. bartlett served as the peace corps country director in bulgaria and jordan and was a peace corps volunteer in the yemen arab republic. miss barbara strack is the chief of the refugee affairs division at the department of homeland securitiy's citizenship and immigration services. ms. strack's responsibilities include managing the refugee corps and headquarters to support the u.s. refugee admission program by conducting overseas adjudications and the related policy training, quality assurance, anti-fraud, and national-security efforts. miss strack came to dhs with both public and private sector experience, serving in the policy office of the former immigration and naturalization service, as a senate committee counsel, among other positions. miss dawn scalici is the deputy undersecretary for analysis in the office of intelligence and analysis at the department of homeland security. in this capacity, she leads the office's analytic efforts with a special focus on advancing analysis and developing intelligence products to support the dhs leadership and
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 10:00am PST
have been fighting in combat in iraq and afghanistan, but they haven't been getting the credit for it. what we want to make sure is that women can be promoted, and combat is often required for certain promotions or certain leadership posts. we only have one woman who is a four star general, and we have a lot of strong women who are serving ably and bravely who would do well in leadership roles. we want to make sure all our best and brooits can serve in all roles that they're appropriate for. this is an important day for the u.s. military, and the fact that the military has made this decision i think speaks volumes about how ready the military is to make this change. >> what do you say though those -- some have been interviewed saying -- the unit cohesion to have women in the barracks along with the men and women in the fox holes along with men? >> listen accident they're already in the fox holes with men. i can tell you there's a lot of women who have lost their lives in iraq and afghanistan already. over 100 women have been injured. about 800 women have been injured because of combat
CBS
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
back as a violent insurgency, the kind of thing we've already seen in afghanistan and iraq. jim. >> axelrod: elizabeth palmer reporting for us from mali tonight. thank you. later, veterans of war are finding new roles as teachessers. basketball great lebron james sharing a lucky fan's moment of glory. and women on the firing range having their say in the gun control debate. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
. at least 130 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. more than 800 wounded. in a moment we'll talk to a congresswoman and iraq war veteran and look at political consequences. we start at the pentagon with our chris lawrence. this is ground breaking stuff after women flying helicopters, combat medics, assigned to submarin submarines, this is the last great barrier to come down. >> you are talking about marine recon units and special operations forces. this was sort of the big glass ceiling that had not been broken yet. you mentioned other ones. army recently opened up special ops aviation that women could be pilots and crew members on aviation flights for special operations forces. this potentially opens up nearly a quarter of a million jobs to women in the military. >> what's the time line on this? it doesn't happen all at once. >> no. it's not like tomorrow all of these jobs are going to open all at once. some will open fairly quickly. the easiest ones to integrate where you've got a lot of women already sort of attached or working at a battalion level. those could be op in six to
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00am PST
of americans died in the second world war. certainly women have paid the ultimate price in iraq and afghanistan as well. 100 killed, hundreds more wounded. for some, that's a reason to bring women officially into combat roles and allow them the opportunity for command pro-moogs that only combat experiences in some cases can deliver. for others, the idea of women dying in battle is a big reason for keeping them off the battlefield in the first place. i'm joined now by former congressman allen west, an iraq war veteran. also a retired canadian army general, rick hilliard, joins me. women in canada have been serving in combat roles since 1989. he's the author of a book "a soldier's first." congressman west, you completely disagree with this decision. i want to play you something that senator john mccain, obviously a respected military veteran, had to say about this decision. >> i think it's super. i think it's the right thing to do. i support it. i just want us all to make sure that the standards, particularly the physical standards, are met so that the combat efficiency of the units are not degra
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
in iraq and afghanistan. but when defense secretary panetta lifted the ban on women in combat his decision this week drew strong praise and sharp criticism. we have is brought together could distinguished veterans to discuss the issue. colonel martha mcsally was the nation's first demail combat pie -- are te female cot and joins us from tucson. lieutenant general jerry boykin was the former head of the u.s. special forces command. welcome to "fox news sunday." i have been looking forward to this discussion. >> thank you very much, chris. >> so have i. thanks for having us on. >> chris: here is how defense secretary panetta explained his decision this week. take a look. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> chris: general boykin you dismissed this as another case of the pentagon using the milita social experiment. i would like you to tell colonel mcsally directly knowing her background. look into the camera and tell her why she is unfit to serve in combat? >> chris, you need to frame this thing correctly. not an issue of women i
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
billion. and that is not including the cost of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. $530 billion without them. add those in and we're spending more than $700 billion on our military and wars. now the defense budget is about to be put on a big diet. the outgoing secretary, leon panetta, has already signed on cutting a trillion from the defense budget. and frankly, a lot of people think we should go even lower. my colleague has put together charts that show just how insane american defense spending has gotten, and what the next defense secretary may want to think very hard about when looking at the budget. chart number one, and i love this one. the u.s. spends more than any other nation on defense, by far. but in our budget, in 2011, we spent a total of $718 billion on defense and international security, including $159 billion we spent that year on the wars in iraq and afghanistan. together, that is $718 billion, which is more than we spend on medicare. and by the way, the defense budget you see there doesn't even include veteran's benefits. add those in, we're spending more on defense and medi
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
security, including $159 billion we spent that year on the wars in iraq and afghanistan. together, that is $718 billion, which is more than we spend on medicare. and by the way, the defense budget you see there doesn't even include veteran's benefits. add those in, we're spending more on defense and medicaid and medicare and children's health insurance combined. speaking of combining things, how much does the u.s. spend on defense relative to the rest of the word? this is -- i find this unbelievable. we spend more than the next 13 biggest spending nations combined. here is chart number two, china, russia, the uk, japan, indiana, south korea, australia, and canada together spent less than $700 billion in 2011. and just for the record, most of those countries are our staunch allies. a joint attack on the u.s. is not a likely thing. all told, the u.s. accounts for 5% of the world's population, and 41% of its military spending. defense spending has spiked before. i mean, that 41% does get us at a high period. but in general, the spike during the periods you would expect. there was a b
Current
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
in combat roles? that may come as a surprise to the 800 women injured in iraq or afghanistan or to the families of the 152 women killed thus far in the conflicts. but technically position defined as combat roles a full 1/5 of active duty positions have been denied to women. beyond creating a larger talent pool from the military to select from women have a greater chance of advancing. most importantly, women injured in battle will no longer have to fight for proper benefits withheld from them because they were not officially in a combat role. joining me now is major m.j. haygarr, awarded the purple heart and the distinguished flying cross with a valor device for heroism and is involved in a lawsuit challenging the military's policy excluding women from many combat positions. major haygarr, what a pleasure it is to have you on the program tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> john: absolutely. what was your response when you heard about secretary panetta's decision and are you satisfied? >> i was very excited. i actually haven't seen an actual copy of the statement that he ma
FOX
Jan 27, 2013 10:00am PST
in the military have served on the front lines, for years. and 152 have been killed in iraq an afghanistan. but when defense secretary panetta lifted the ban on women in combat his decision, this week, drew strong praise and sharp criticism. we have brought together two distinguished veterans to discussion the issue. colonel martha mcsally was our nation's first female combat pilot, logging hours over the skies of iraq an afghanistan and joins us from tucson, lieutenant general jerry boykin was one of the original members of the army's delta force and former head of the u.s. special forces command. colonel, general, welcome to fox news sunday and i have been looking forward to this discussion into thank you very much, chris. >> so have i, thanks for having us on. >> chris: here's how defense secretary panetta explained his decision this week. take a look: >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but, everyone is entitled to a chance. >> chris: general boykin, you dismissed this as another case of the pentagon using the military for a social experiment. i'd like you to te
ABC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
with the defense department says with all the money spent in iraq and afghanistan don't pick on the sven force. >> we are always an easy target. i think there are other options. if congress would just get their act together. >> already the pentagon is short-sighted. get their act together. >> already the pentagon is laying off most of its 46,000 temporary workers and cutting back on maintenance of ships and aircraft just in case. but others say cutting the people and the services they provide >> they may cut information technology funds which drives operational efficiency so we're cutting the thing that could save money. >> even though no military positions are affected only civilians, carter warned the deferred maintenance and other cutbacks will eventually hut the combat readiness of units deployed to afghanistan. >> they came by thousands to mark the 40th anniversary of roe v wade. anti-abortion groups made the trek to protest the ruling that legalized abortion. this is one of the most controversial rulings and they say they won't rest until the law is overturned. >> we
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2013 12:45am EST
as somalia, bosnia and iraq and afghanistan afghanistan and is imparted to teams that won the pulitzer prize. as i've gotten -- i learned that he is the rarest rarest of find to disrupt the thinkers we like to say his energy and intellectual creativity combine in novel ways of thinking. he constantly pushes us to think differently in new ways, more nimbly and provocatively. that is a spirit that infuses tom's new book, "the generals." he explores generalship of good and bad in accountability and traces the history of generalship from george washoe and world war ii to chosin reservoir and vietnam. to colin powell and the gulf war and the generals who commanded the iraq from 2003 on. the general argues the military is change over its years in the way it rewards good generalship and punishes bad. toms is a provocative argument and one that we will examine in detail and nice conversation. joining tom in this conversation is susan glasser one of the nations top national security journalist. susan is the editor-in-chief of foreign-policy magazine has done tremendous work in billing foreign-polic
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 10:00am EST
, unpaid for wars in iraq and afghanistan don't make sense. so i agree with the president. the american people should not be held hostage with this game of using the debt ceiling as a way to try to extract what you couldn't get through the ballot box. and i would urge the president to move forward and continue to have the economy grow, let the government move forward. don't let this be a way that anyone in congress tries to manipulate the process. >> so you're leaving options on the table. you would not be opposed to invoking the 14th amendment or using a coin or whatever options. >> there are no great options if someone wants to hold you hostage but you can't negotiate with hostage takers, you can't constantly pay ransom. so i think tpt must use one of the option before him whichever is the least offensive use that. but this sthinks. this is not the way to run government. no small businessman in america would borrow money to keep the business afloat and then say later to the bank i'm not going to pay you money. he wouldn't get a line of credit in the future. we have to pay our bills. w
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
, in order to cover costs for things like the bush tax cuts, unpaid wars in iraq and afghanistan -- i agree with the president. the american people should not be held hostage with this game of using the debt ceiling as a way to try to extract what you could not get through the ballot ox. i would urge the president to move forward and continue to have the economy grow, let the government move forward, don't let this be a way that anyone in congress tries to manipulate the process. , you are leaving the options on the table -- >> you are leading the options on the table. you would not be opposed to the 14th amendment, minting the trillion dollar coin, whatever other options someone came up with. >> you cannot negotiate with hostage takers. i think the president must use one of the options before him, whichever is the least offensive. this stinks. this is not the way to run government. no small businessman in america would borrow money to keep the business afloat then say later on to the bank, i'm not going to pay you money. he or she would not get any line of credit in the future. we have to
Current
Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
in iraq and afghanistan that this current administration has had to keep paying. it's only after all this that we talk about the billions in stimulus money and recovery measures that this administration had to spend to save an economy brought to the brink by republican policies. despite what mr. centil wants anyone of us to believe facts matter. rich, chewy caramel rolled up in smooth milk chocolate. don't forget about that payroll meeting. rolo.get your smooth on. also in minis. >> eliot: yesterday after being re-elected speaker john boehner said congress should be have% fiscal responsibility. then they opted to slew additional funds for the defense of the defense of marijuana act. this led house obgt caucus members to blast hypocrisy. in a statement quote at a time men families are struggling to make end meet and asking congress to focus on jobs and the economy all members should object to the use of taxpayer dollars to pay costly legal fees to make arguments that lack adequate factual or legal support in pursuit of a law that is not worthy of a defense. joining us now is the f
NBC
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. service women who died in iraq and afghanistan, he called them patriots, whose sacrifices show that valor knows no gender. with the stroke of a pen, defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afghanistan. >> female service members have faced the reality of combat, proven their willingness to fight, and yes, to die to defend their fellow americans. >> reporter: it first hit dempsey during a battlefield tour. >> i hopped into the upper armor humvee and slapped the turret around, and i said who are you and she said, i'm amanda. and i said okay. >> lifting the ban potentially opens all combat positions to women, including special operations like the elite navy s.e.a.l.s and army's delta force. but they'll first have to meet the most demanding physical requirements. army first lieutenant's audrey motan and carley turnage have already proven they've go
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
proven themselves on the battlefield in the nature of warfare in iraq and afghanistan have made the lifting of this ban inevitable. women are not attached to combat units, they're not assigned. which means they're out there, >>> out of time. bye-bye! minds, best sources, hardest talk. >> "the mclaughlin group" is brought to you by siemens. across the country we're building answers for hospitals, utilities, cities, and >>> california on the mend. but much more work needs to be done. that assessmen his take on what's working and what's not. >> we seem to think that education's a thing, like a vaccine that can be designed from afar and simply injected into our children. >> the embattled oakland police department brings on an expensive consultant, but his tough tactics are generating controversy. >> i vote against this contract tonight is not about not being serious about crime. >> apple stock takes a plunge. it's something taking a bite out of innovation at the silicon valley giant. >>> plus. i'm here at the new sfja strzz center in san francisco. we'll go on a behind the scenes to
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 4:00am EST
will lift the ban on women. more than a quarter of a million, 280,000 women, have served in iraq, afghanistan, or neighboring countries in support of those two wars. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. today's announcement overturns a 1994 ban on women serving in battlefront operations and it opens up about 230,000 military jobs that until now were closed to women. the new pentagon policy makes women eligible to serve in army and marine infantry units. there's also the potential for them to be part of an elite operations team like the navy s.e.a.l.s and other forces. >> working side by side with special forces teams with pretty cool. >> but in order to join women must be able to withstand the rigid strength requirements with those units. >> there are jobs women can't do physically because they don't have the physical strength to do it. >> the pentagon is opening the door to more women being killed or wounded in action. conflicts have cost more than 130 women their lives and more than 800 have been wounded. dawn halfacre los
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
the militants will fight to the end and this will be a long war, more dangerous than afghanistan or iraq. we also spoke to a fighter from a tribe who lives in northern mali. you saw him here this summer. he said the fighting in some towns in northern mali has been fierce over the weekend and he said something important for american policymakers to consider. his friends who are not islamists are being paid by omar, the man you saw a moment ago, paid to fight, and they're taking that money and fighting against the french. the united states has already tried to help mali. united states trained malian army commanders, some of whom defected to fight with the islamics. so if the united states becomes more involved in the war, will islamists threaten the united states directly? >> i think we're all well aware of the requirement to be vigilant about our own security, including in the homeland, but that's why it's so important to get this operation done and get it done right. >> "outfront" tonight, the defense department's former africa counterterrorism director, jeff porter, he has briefed the fbi o
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
with, you know, global jihad, iraq, afghanistan, there are no front lines in your last piece. the embassy is not -- you know, anybody can be on the front line, so women are fighting, they're dying, and they've shown they have a great skills some of as the services look at this, i think the one thing they'll probably look at is not changing training standards to accommodate women. when we brought women fighter pilots into the air force, we didn't change our training standards and women are totally ceched as part of the crew force and bombers and fighters and so forth. >> is this some way connected to the experience of the women in iraq and afghanistan? >> i think so. and i think one of the complaints that i've -- i'm aware of is that while they're not serving in combat related jobs, they're in combat, and they don't get recognition for that. >> and performing brilliantly. >> and performing brilliantly, absolutely. so let's recognize that and allow them to get the recognition along with what they're already doing. >> so your daughter can grow up to be chairman of the joint chie
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 9:35pm EST
in afghanistan, iran is on the other side, iraq is having big difficulties. that entire area is so combustible and dangerous right now. this is an example of how we have got to be careful how we tread through this. think strategically, not practically. host: from february of last year. a lot has happened since then. the visit by president karzai last week and the announcement at the white house friday that the u.s. is speeding up its withdrawal from what -- from afghanistan. guest: i think that is important because it is freeing up assets. countries like iran and others are looking at the fact that america will have less capacity and is less tied down. we need to remember that there are a couple of factors in. chuck hagel, if he were confirmed as secretary of defense, will follow the president's policy as stated. we're talking about, what are his views, senate confirmations are wonderful, just like watching c-span on him. you can learn so much you did not know. the questions, the doubts will be surfaced at those meetings. you will hear responses. there will be wonderful key statements in recor
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 12:00am PST
wars a la iraq and afghanistan is over. the question is who is left behind as american military power pulls back? and the administration has signaled strongly that it-- it-- it is prepared to go to a zero number of troops in afghanistan post-2014 just as ended up being the case in iraq, whatever precisely it wanted. and '05 just been out in the region visiting india and saudi arabia, and there is a lot of uncertainty about what this means for powers in the region, how the vacuum in afghanistan will be filled. whether the taliban will be resurgent, whether the government in afghanistan that will succeed president karzai's will be able to stand. those issues when you push the white house on them i tend to get people saying, look, we're ending these wars. we'll dole with what comes down the road. but we're not going to be deterred from our course. they think thos crucial strategically. they think they're in the business of reestablishing america's image abroad pre-9/11. reestablishing america's alliances and they think they've done that in the first four years and they want to continue i
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